Posted: 16/05/2015 at 21:24
It is not remotely bamboo like so is unlikely to make a decent screen. I planted two a few years ago but they don't like my cold winters so I took the surviving shrub, still only 30cms high, into my bathroom for the winter and it has coped fine but not produced the red foliage for which I chose it.
I suggest you have a look at pyracantha which is evergreen, can be trained as a screen or wall shrub and has blossom in spring and berries in autumn so is excellent for wildlife too. If you can improve your soil with plenty of well rotted garden compost and/or manure and keep your chosen new plant well watered for its first season it should thrive and fight off pests and diseases.